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Castle Retreat, central Alnwick Grade II listed apartment

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Front view
Lounge with wood fire effect electric stove
View of Alnwick Castle from lounge window
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Arguably one of the best self-catering holiday cottage properties in Alnwick, Castle Retreat provides the very best in luxurious accommodation and certainly has the wow factor! Situated on the top (second) floor of a Grade 2 listed townhouse, it is away from the hustle and bustle of the town, yet within easy reach of everything Alnwick has to offer. This romantic retreat is perfect for two and ideally placed for exploring the town, the castle and, indeed, the whole of Northumberland. Just a few minutes' walk into the centre of town, everything is on the doorstep, yet because it is not on the main streets, the apartment is very quiet and peaceful. This one-bedroom luxury apartment, with a spacious lounge / diner and bedroom, is flooded with natural light and is extremely comfortable. Comp...Arguably one of the best self-catering holiday cottage properties in Alnwick, Castle Retreat provides the very best in luxurious accommodation and certainly has the wow factor! Situated on the top (second) floor of a Grade 2 listed townhouse, it is away from the hustle and bustle of the town, yet within easy reach of everything Alnwick has to offer. This romantic retreat is perfect for two and ideally placed for exploring the town, the castle and, indeed, the whole of Northumberland. Just a few minutes' walk into the centre of town, everything is on the doorstep, yet because it is not on the main streets, the apartment is very quiet and peaceful. This one-bedroom luxury apartment, with a spacious lounge / diner and bedroom, is flooded with natural light and is extremely comfortable. Completely and sympathetically refurbished to the highest standard, the apartment combines modern contemporary living with traditional period features. Warmed with full gas central heating throughout, there is also a tasteful electric wood-burning-effect stove in the lounge for ambience. Castle Retreat has been awarded 4 Stars by Visit England and a prestigious Gold award for excellence in self-catering. We offer full-week stays starting on Monday or Friday, 3-night weekend breaks starting on Friday, and 4-night midweek breaks starting on Monday. For more details, seasonal and short break prices, up-to-date availability and special offers search for 'leaholmecottages'. Castle Retreat can be booked in conjunction with Barbican View which is a separate apartment on the ground floor of the same building, also sleeping two people (plus travel cot if requested). More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
A cot bed and high chair for babies/infants can be provided on request, but please bring your own cot bedding. This is a second floor apartment; please note that there are 4 steep stairs up to the front door to the building and no lift facilities once inside.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Lynn C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2018
Interaction with guests
We will email full directions 24-48 hours before your arrival. You can arrive any time you like (after 5pm unless by arrangement) and let yourself in using the key code. We will try to contact you within the first 24 hours to make sure that everything is perfect for you. Our housekeeper lives nearby and is on hand should anything else be required during your stay.
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Reviews (15)
Batefacegeneral
Batefacegeneral
4 contributions
Castle retreat was in a great location for exploring Alnwick and wider Northumberland. The instructions and communication was great and Lynn was the perfect hostess. The apartment had everything we needed and some really lovely complimentary bits too. Will definitely be coming back!
Visited August 2021
Written August 15, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Darren G
Darren G
1 contribution
We have just completed an extended stay at the amazing Castle Retreat, Alnwick for whom the phrase “ A home from home” may well have been coined! The apartment is superbly appointed and immaculately presented which made us immediately comfortable and at ease. The location within Alnwick itself is perfect as it’s only a very short walk to all the shops, restaurants and bars which have now all fully re-opened and the town has recaptured its unmistakable buzz! It also has Hulne Park at the end of the road offering amazing country walks which we enjoyed daily and would absolutely recommend. In addition, it is obviously well located as a base to enjoy everything Northumberland has to offer. From the welcome pack to the Residents parking permit if everything here has been designed to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible then mission accomplished! We can’t recommend highly enough.
Visited July 2020
Written July 17, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

gamblefamily2016
gamblefamily2016
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom5 contributions
This apartment is superb. It is comfortable, cozy, beautifully appointment and well equipped. The views are stunning over to Alnwick Castle. I can find no fault with the apartment, and the welcome basket of goodies was simply amazing and very generous! I guess in the summer the road outside the bedroom may be a bit noisy if you had the window open, but in October, this was not a problem for us! Parking is also easy and very nearby. I cannot recommend this apartment enough.
Visited October 2019
Written November 9, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Helen T
Helen T
58 contributions
Castle Retreat apartment is situated 2minutes from Alnwicks main town square. Fabulous views of the castle and walls. Perfect location for touring all of Northumberland with parking outside, 1min away, using a visitor permit (we always got a space near). The apartment is beautiful and just what you need for a couple, lovely fixtures and fittings, welcome tray, flowers and wine. Very spacious rooms, huge comfy bed and everything you would ever need for a fantastic 5* stay in Alnwick. So many places to eat, visit, walk, beautiful beaches, but returning here to relax each day was lovely.... A real find!! If looking for self catering.... You've found it!! 100% recommended..... One we will hopefully return to again.
Visited October 2019
Written November 1, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Margaret M
Margaret M
7 contributions
Beautiful apartment in a perfect location. The apartment was beyond my expectations, it was immaculately clean, decorated and furnished to a very high standard and everything you needed was there for a very comfortable stay. The views from the window were amazing looking onto the entrance of Alnwick Castle. It was a couple of minutes walk into the town and parking was easy , just around the corner of the apartment and a permit was provided. A lovely welcome pack was provided of biscuits, milk, bread, cakes , crisps and a bottle of wine. The bed was lovely and comfortable and there was also a TV in the bedroom. Overall I cannot rate this apartment highly enough and will definitely be returning.
Visited October 2019
Written October 6, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Linda Matthews
Linda Matthews
3 contributions
The apartment had everything you could wish for to make our stay perfect. A great central location, for sightseeing, situated in Alnwick, with plenty of choices for eating. Northumberland is a hidden gem!!!
Visited August 2019
Written September 22, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Richard D
Richard D
1 contribution
A feast of castles and coastal beauty. Plenty of space and opportunities to observe Northumberland history and interested. Probably the UK'S best kept open secret.
Visited July 2019
Written July 7, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

fred f
fred f
Swindon, United Kingdom14 contributions
A fantastic modern apartment with everything you need also in a brilliant location for all that Alnwick and Northumberland has to offer would highly recommend this accommodation
Visited April 2019
Written April 27, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Matt T
Matt T
Prudhoe, United Kingdom1 contribution
Fantastic location with beautiful views of the castle. The accommodation was stylish and comfortable, with modern design complementing the rustic period features of the grade II listed building. Beautiful walks in and around Alnwick as well as enjoying great food and the local hospitality. A truly special place to stay.
Visited August 2018
Written October 3, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

DEM1984
DEM1984
Lincoln, United Kingdom4 contributions
We had a lovely week-long stay. The apartment was perfect for a couple and in an excellent location for exploring Alnwick and beyond. The apartment was well maintained and very clean and the welcome 'treat-tray' was greatly appreciated! Despite being well-placed for eating out, the kitchen is well-stocked for cooking. We have no reservations in recommending this apartment for others and hope to stay there again ourselves in the future.
Visited August 2018
Written September 2, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
As well as having its own attractions - Alnwick Castle ('Hogwarts') and Gardens and Barter Books being the most famous - Alnwick is a perfect central hub for exploring Northumberland. Bamburgh Castle, Cragside House and Gardens, Dunstanburgh Castle, Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland Heritage Coast and Northumberland National Park are all easily accessible by car. The nearby Northumberland Coast AONB has some of the most unspoilt beaches in the country.
Getting around
Alnmouth is well served by buses up the coast via Craster, Newton-by-the-Sea, Seahouses and Bamburgh, making day trips and walks in the Northumberland Coast AONB very convenient. There are frequent buses to the East Coast main line rail station at Alnmouth, from which you can get trains to Newcastle, Edinburgh, etc. There are also express buses to Newcastle. However, most visitors will prefer the convenience of a car allowing trips inland to the Northumberland National Park, Cragside, Kielder Water, Hadrian's Wall and Newcastle (just under 45 minutes away).
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

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Frequently Asked Questions about Castle Retreat, central Alnwick Grade II listed apartment

Castle Retreat, central Alnwick Grade II listed apartment is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Castle Retreat, central Alnwick Grade II listed apartment has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Castle Retreat, central Alnwick Grade II listed apartment has one bedroom available. See all property details.

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